Gybed
Gybe Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gybed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gybing}.] [See {Jibe}.] (Naut.) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; -- said of the boom of a fore-and-aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail fills on the opposite side. [Also {jibe}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gybed — dÊ’aɪb v. change course, change direction, shift back and forth (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gybe — Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gybed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gybing}.] [See {Jibe}.] (Naut.) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; said of the boom of a fore and aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the sail… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gybing — Gybe Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gybed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gybing}.] [See {Jibe}.] (Naut.) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; said of the boom of a fore and aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jibe — Gybe Gybe, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Gybed} (j[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gybing}.] [See {Jibe}.] (Naut.) To shift from one side of a vessel to the other; said of the boom of a fore and aft sail when the vessel is steered off the wind until the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jibe — I. variant of gibe II. verb also gybe (jibed; also gybed; jibing; also gybing) Etymology: perhaps modification of Dutch gijben Date: 1693 intransitive verb 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gybe — /juyb/, v.i., v.t., gybed, gybing, n. Naut. jibe1. * * * …   Universalium

  • gybe — [[t]dʒaɪb[/t]] v. i. v. t. gybed, gyb•ing, n. navig. jibe I …   From formal English to slang

  • gybe — /dʒaɪb/ (say juyb) verb (i), verb (t) (gybed, gybing) → jibe1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • gibe / gybe / jibe —    Gibe means to taunt, jeer, make fun of : His classmates gibed Billy Earl for wearing his underwear over his clothes.    Gybe means to swing a fore and aft sail from one side of a sailboat to the other to change course : When the wind shifted,… …   Confused words

  • gibe / gybe / jibe —    Gibe means to taunt, jeer, make fun of : His classmates gibed Billy Earl for wearing his underwear over his clothes.    Gybe means to swing a fore and aft sail from one side of a sailboat to the other to change course : When the wind shifted,… …   Confused words

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